Cambodia morning news for January 1

Cambodia morning news for January 1
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Cambodia taxpayers to see E-filing system in new year as collections rocket
Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation (GDT) is set to begin rolling out an electronic tax filing (E-filing) system in the new year, the latest move to streamline tax compliance and remove face-to-face contact between taxpayers and tax office employees.
— AEC News Today

Hun Sen’s grand plan to hand power to his son
Cambodia’s politics have been so tumultuous in recent years that it is difficult to predict what will happen over the next few weeks, let alone the coming year. But it won’t take long to get a hint of what to expect in 2020.
— Asia Times

Thousands lose jobs, casinos shut as Cambodia bans online gambling
More than 7,000 Cambodians have lost their jobs and dozens of casinos have been shuttered since a ban on online gambling in August, with more losses expected when the government begins inspections this week, officials said on Tuesday.
— Reuters

Two men arrested over a fatal hit-and-run accident
Phnom Penh Municipal Police today arrested two men in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed two young girls this month.
— Khmer Times 

Woman sentenced to life imprisonment over dismemberment of friend
Phnom Penh Municipal Court today convicted and sentenced a 35-year-old woman to life imprisonment after being found guilty of slaying her close friend by dismembering her body, packaged it in plastic bags and thrown into the Mekong River in June.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to host Major Cycling Event This Weekend
Held Saturday through Monday, the event will take place in Koh Rong, Preah Sihanouk, Kampot and Kep provinces, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said Tuesday on the ministry’s Facebook page.
— Thmey Thmey

PM Wishes Happy New Year to His Compatriots
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has extended New Year greetings to all his compatriots.

Cambodian Top Diplomat Receives a Farewell Call from Ambassador of Timor-Leste
H.E. Ms. Felicidade de Sousa Guterres, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste paid here yesterday a farewell visit to Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn, at the end of her diplomatic term in Cambodia.

Minister of Culture Meets New Swedish Ambassador
H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, has received newly appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Cambodia H.E. Bjorn Haggmark.

Cambodia Holds “Best Countdown City of the Year 2020” Contest
A contest to find the “Best Countdown City of the Year 2020” will be organised to celebrate the New Year 2020, according to an announcement of the Ministry of Tourism (MOT).

Former consul-general questioned in court over alleged corruption
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday questioned Kruy Limheng, a former Cambodian consul-general for Kunming city, in China’s Yunnan province, over alleged corruption.
— CamoJa News

Cambodian worker, Thai win first-lottery prize
A 29-year-old Cambodian migrant and a 63-year-old Thai man were blessed with luck as they each won a 6-million-baht first prize in the last lottery draw of 2019.
— Bangkok Post

EATEN ALIVE Student 22, nearly died from flesh-eating bug after single mosquito bite on Cambodia holiday
Donna Cox, 22, spent five weeks in hospital after contracting necrotising fasciitis, a bacterial infection that attacks the body’s soft tissue.
— The Sun 

New air routes to, from Nepal and Turkey expected next year
New air routes are expected next year connecting Cambodia to Turkey and Nepal, after the civil aviation valued the aviation sector growth and good performance in 2019.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s ranking in Safety Index remains unchanged
Cambodia is still among the least safe countries in Southeast Asia, a recent survey conducted by the US analytics and advisory firm Gallup found.
— Khmer Times

Receding Tonle Sap water ideal for prahok spree
The Agriculture Ministry yesterday announced that the water level at Tonle Sap lake will recede from Wednesday to Sunday making it easier for people to catch small fish to make prahok.
— Khmer Times

Sixty O’tres beach vendors protest removal order
More than 60 mobile vendors plying their trade along Sihanoukville’s O’tres beach yesterday staged a protest against a Provincial Hall order for them to move elsewhere.
— Khmer Times

Workers fighting for compensation after The Great Duke Hotel closes
Vaunting high from Mao Tse Toung Boulevard, The Great Duke Hotel now stands vacant, gutted and exists only as a shadow of its former self. The once lively and decadent five-star hotel is shuttered behind corrugated iron fences and the lobby boarded up with wood. A legend of Phnom Penh’s hospitality sector has finally bitten the proverbial bullet, with preliminary reports citing financial difficulties.
— Khmer Times

2019 Business Highlights
The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) recorded an 11.2 percent hike in the first seven months of 2019 in Cambodia with an increase of 27.9 percent year-on-year in tourist arrivals at Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Casinos close, gamblers flee Kingdom ahead of inspections
The Finance Ministry yesterday revealed some casinos have abruptly closed ahead of inspections on online and arcade gambling operations across the Kingdom as a ban comes into effect.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s 2020 Budget Is Promulgated by the King
The government budget, which was approved by the National Assembly on Nov. 26 and reviewed by the Senate on Dec. 9, is set at approximately $ 8.2 billion. This represents a marked increase on the 2019 budget, which was $6.7 million.
— Thmey Thmey

Kem Sokha Wishes Cambodians Peace for the Coming Years
“May the new decade mark a new page in history that would bring Cambodia and Cambodians real peace, both in body and in spirit,” he said.
— Thmey Thmey


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